Russia: metal prices up in April 2018

In April industrial prices increased by 1.2%.

According to the Federal Service of State Statistics (Rosstat), coal prices grew by 3.5%, and non-ferrous metals ores – by 2.6%.

At the same time pig iron, steel and ferroalloy prices increased by 2.4%, while of lead, zinc and tin – by 2%. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: nickel exports down in Q1 2018

In January-March Russia exported 33.7 thousand tons of raw nickel valued at $444 million, down by 11.3%, but up by 20.4% YoY respectively.

In March average price was $13216 per ton FOB Russian border, down by 1.9% MoM, but up by 32.5% YoY. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: coal imports up in April 2018

In April coal imports increased by 21.1% YoY, or by $42.484 million, to $243.788 million, while exports dropped by 99.7%, or by $6.636 million, to $0.019 million. According to the State Fiscal Service, Russia was the main supplier of coal ($171.08 million). In January-April coal imports grew by 30.3% YoY, or by $233.424 million, to…

Kazakhstan: uranium exports to Brazil started

Kazakhstan’s national company Kazatomprom delivered the first batch of uranium to Brazil, the company’s press service said in a message. “The National Atomic Company of Kazakhstan is expanding the geography of its products supply on the world nuclear fuel market. Kazatomprom JSC won an international tender for the supply of natural uranium concentrates for the…

Ukraine: scrap deliveries to metal companies to drop

The state enterprise Ukrpromvneshexpertisa says in June deliveries of scrap to metal companies will decrease by 16.67% MoM, or by 50 thousand tons, to 250 thousand tons. “I believe in June deliveries will decrease somewhat, as the price drop starts affecting scrap procurement. Thus, deliveries to metal companies will also decrease. Another factor is the…

Ukraine: coalmining licenses suspended

The State Service of Geology and Subsoil Use has suspended special permits to mine coal of the Mine “Rossiya” LLC and the Mine 1-3 Novogrodovskaya LLC. The basis for the suspension of the permits is the violation of two clauses of the “Ukrainian Subsoil Code”. The service has given the companies 10 days to set…

Ukraine: Azovstal shuts down converter No. 2

Azovstal has shut down its converter No. 2 for an 8-hour repair to service gas-purifying equipment.

A month ago the converter was also shut down to repair technological equipment, sensors, etc.

Within the following 4 years Azovstal intends to invest over $300 million into environment-protection projects. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: Ukrzaliznytsia limiting AMKR transportation

Ukrzaliznytsia has imposed temporary limitations on the foreign transportation to ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih. The prohibition will be in effect until it is cancelled, and covers transportation of all cargo from railroads of CIS and Baltic States. Earlier AMKR experienced a railroad shop strike. Ukrzaliznytsia agreed with metal companies to coordinate actions on cargo transportation. (Ukrainian…